Have you ever tried ordering a birthday cake or wedding cake for someone, for a surprise party perhaps, and ended up being more surprised than the celebrant when you saw the cake? Sometimes we have a vision in our minds of the exact shape, size, design, and even the icing on the cake, but sometimes we don’t share that same vision with the baker. What I am talking about? Well, here are some funny stories of custom cakes for you to understand exactly my point.
The Wee Blind Girl
A woman received an unexpected birthday surprise after her mother came home with a birthday cake featuring an unusual topper. Marie, who is from Scotland, had ordered a cake with an edible topper. However, after communicating with the baker through text messages over last minute changes, the family was shocked because rather than receiving a cake with a ‘blonde girl’ topper, they instead received a cake with a ‘blind’ brunette figurine – complete with a white cane. It turns out that while texting the baker of the last minute changes, her phone auto-corrected the word blonde into blind! They all had a good laugh about it and a photo of the cake was even posted online, eventually becoming really viral on social media.
Katie is from California who was celebrating her birthday soon and her boyfriend bought her favorite cake, a simple chocolate cake with white icing. It had “Happy Birthday Katie” written on it. However, Katie’s boyfriend recalls having to order the cake and said that he wanted “happy birthday Katie” on it. The guys at the bake shop then asked him about design choices like, do you want balloons, flowers, or anything? Katie’s boyfriend recalls saying, “nope, just Happy Birthday Katie… Nothing special.” The bakery then called him on the morning of Katie’s birthday to ask: “We’re getting ready to decorate your cake. The inscription notes say “Happy Birthday Katie Nothing Special”. Are you sure that’s what you want on your cake?” Katie was later told of the funny story and decided, in turn, to get his boyfriend a a birthday cake that says “nothing special” on it for his birthday as a prank. LOL
Three Tier or Three Tires?
Celia, a bride from Haltwhistle, Northumberland, ordered or a three-tier smooth shiny black cake as an alternative to the traditional white wedding cakes for her upcoming wedding. On the day of her wedding, she arrives at her reception to discover nothing that resembles what she ordered. It looked like three car tires stacked on top of each other. Not only was the cake lumpy and uneven, but they were leaning to one side and it looked very unappetizing . Celia tried selling the cake on eBay later on.